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Instagram Direct will use Messengers tech

News you want to use week 33.

In March this year, Mark Zuckerberg gave a keynote detailing where the company and its services are headed. One of the goals is to create interoperability between all of the company’s apps. In order to do that engineers at the company are using the underlying tech from Messenger to rebuild Instagram Direct with the current design not changing “much.” Further, employees working on Instagram Direct are now reporting to the Messenger team. Facebook also plans to rebrand Instagram and WhatsApp to include “from Facebook.”

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